Olive leaf tea, what are the health benefits?

The potential benefits of olive leaf tea powder, which is a natural source of wellness with therapeutic properties, may include: gastroprotective (protects digestive system) neuroprotective (protects central nervous system) antimicrobial (inhibits microorganism growth) anticancer (reduces risk of cancer) anti-inflammatory (reduces risk of inflammation) antinociceptive (reduces pain stimuli) antioxidant (prevents oxidation or cell damage) These properties …

What is in Matche?

100% pure olive leaves from the foothills of Sicily. Nothing else–ever.

Where is Matche available?

The leaves are from Italy but we powder them in New York, providing the American market with organic olive leaf tea sent from the USA.

Why powdered olive leaves?

The leaves of the olive tree are the richest source of olive phenolic compounds such as oleuropein. Brewing the leaves, like standard loose leaf tea, brings out some of the phenols but the powdered for can provide 100x more.

What is olive leaf tea good for?

Olive leaf tea, especially powdered olive leaf tea may have several potential health benefits, such as helping to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, help prevent weight gain, protect against heart disease, help protect against some cancers and decrease someone’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The olive leaves contain high amounts of polyphenols, most importantly …

Does Matche (or any olive leaf tea) have caffeine?

No. Matche does not have any caffeine, which is welcome news to people who are trying to go caffeine free but still want flavor and those who are sensitive to the effects of caffeine. This also means it is an excellent choice of beverage before going to sleep.

Is olive leaf tea good for the lungs?

At least one study has found that orally consuming oleuropein from powdered olive leaves reduced the airway influx of eosinophils and lymphocytes as well as IL-4 secretion in lung promoted by OVA inhalation or CS. In addition, oleuropein suppressed infiltration of macrophages and neutrophils through blocking OVA inhalation- and CS-promoted induction of ICAM-1, F4/80, CD68, …

How long does it take for olive leaf tea to work?

Research has shown that the phenolic compounds from olive leaves are highly bioavailable. The absorption of ligistroside-aglycone, hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and oleuropein-aglycone was 55–60% in human subjects. In animal studies, these compounds have found their way various tissues in between 1 and 4 hours but it may take up to 2 days in humans.